PCB Circuit Design Engineer
  *Recruiters or Agencies will not be considered for this position*  

- The interview process for this position may include a technical presentation of the candidates current or previous projects related to the below job description and Skorpios technology, which can be found on www.Skorpiosinc.com.  

Job Purpose

The PCB Circuit Designer will be responsible for the design of PCB circuit boards for advanced opto-electronic subsystem products such as optical transceivers, LiDARs, health sensors, etc. The Designer will lead and be actively engaged in design, prototyping, testing, and verification of the product development cycles.

Essential Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential responsibilities.

  • Design electrical portion of Skorpios Silicon Photonics based optical modules and subsystems, including schematic capture, circuit simulation, PCB design.
  • Perform DVT (Design Verification Testing) of optical module, PCBA and subsystems.
  • Characterize and measure performance of prototype of optical modules and subsystems.
  • Owner of Skorpios Silicon Photonics based optical module and subsystem PCBA BOM (Bill of Material)
  • Understand electrical and optical requirements and specifications of optical transceiver MSA.
  • Interface with firmware engineers in designing optical transceiver module and subsystems.
  • Interface with optical engineers, Si photonics design engineers, test engineers and mechanical engineers. Lead design reviews as required.
  • Ideally, able to subsequently layout the PCB following best practices for high-speed signal integrity.
  • Maintain documentation of the electrical potion of optical modules and subsystems on document control systems.
  • Provide technical support on the electrical portion of Skorpios optical module or subsystems to Skorpios customers when needed.


  • Knowledge of transceiver electrical design issues, including signal path, noise, microwave loss, resonance, EMI, signal integrity, crosstalk, hot swap, ESD, testing, etc.
  • Understand principals of micro-controller and communication protocols, such as SPI, I2C, MDIO.
  • Familiar with high-speed (RF) ICs (driver, TIA, CDR/DSP, equalization, etc). 
  • Experience with digital and mixed signal circuit design.
  • Experience with PCB design, OrCAD schematic capture, and circuit simulation tools. 
  • Experience with PCB layout (Allegro), Gerber file viewers/editors.
  • Experience with optical module testing, understand testing methodologies for optical transceivers is desired.
  • Knowledge of various optical transceivers in CWDM and DWDM networks; Familiar with industry standards including IEEE Ethernet standards, Telcordia, ANSI, and various MSAs is a plus.
  • Flexible and hands-on mindset.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, track record of successfully identifying and resolving issues during all phases of a project life cycle.
  • Able to thrive in a dynamic start-up environment.
  • Self-directed, motivated, and driven to succeed; take initiative to identify Company needs and implement solutions.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Accomplishes department objectives by organizing and monitoring the work of test technicians and test engineers in trouble shooting/test optical transceiver modules or subsystems.

Work Environment

Work is primarily performed in a temperature-controlled, open cubicle setting. Frequent interruptions and conversational noise can be expected.

Physical Demands

  • Constantly in a stationary position, often sitting and/or standing for prolonged periods 
  • Constantly viewing a computer monitor, using a keyboard and mouse for prolonged periods 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice at the discretion of the company. 





Critical Illness

Company Paid Life Insurance

Company Paid Disability (New Mexico)


Generous PTO Plan

Generous Holiday Plan (includes Birthday Leave)


Required Education and Experience

  • BS in Electrical Engineering with 7-10 years of experience.
  • or MS in Electrical Engineering with 5-7 years of experience.
  • or Ph.D in Electrical Engineering with 3-5 years of experience. 

Travel Requirements

Less than 10% anticipated

Salary Description
$90,000.00 - $170,000.00